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Home > Blog > From the Modern Myths Department
Out of Our Minds
Thursday, June 30, 2005 2:05 PM
From the Modern Myths Department
Anita Sharpe on Business

Every industry undoubtedly has an urban legend or two. In our business, the big one is the widespread notion that the number of magazines published in the U.S. is increasing by leaps and bounds. In fact, it just ain't so. I just got the latest newsletter from Time/Warner Retail (while we are independently published, Time/Warner distributes us nationally). The total number of consumer magazines published in 2004 was 7,188, which compares with 9,311 in 1999 and 7,712 in 1997.

This got me wondering about urban legends in other industries -- it would be fun to hear a few. (Do waiters really put the steak back on your plate after it slips off on the kitchen floor?)


1 comment

Harold - 7/1/2005 11:18:39 AM
In my younger days I worked a few 3 and 4 star establishments where that was exactly what happened. i will say though, the food was 'brushed' off and/or rinsed and quickly regrilled (5 - 10 secs) and then served.


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